Definitions

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  • n. The state of being crumbly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excessive breakableness

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Examples

  • The cake flour lends the expected soft texture of the traditional cookies, while the finely crushed cornflakes add an unusual crumbliness.

    Bites from other Blogs | Baking Bites

  • The flakiness of a well-made butter crust would have a little bit of the flakiness of a croissant, rather than just the crumbliness of a shortbread cookie.

    Butter vs shortening in pie crust | Baking Bites

  • It is my theory that the peanut butter acts sort of like shortening but without actually giving it a peanut buttery flavor and certainly not the crumbliness I associate with an out-and-out peanut butter cookie.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • And of course, mere hours after writing that fateful phrase, I was sweeping up a bit here and there and noticed a bit of crumbliness and onionskin on a counter beside the spare cat dishes.

    Oh, Right

  • When I got home and tasted it, I noticed less sharpness than other gruyeres, and less of that crispy, crunchety crumbliness that others tend to have.

    Apple Gruyere Panini and Ginger Lime Carrot Salad

  • You really captured the crumbliness very well -- blueberries and carbs were meant to go together :D.

    In Season: Blueberry Crumb Cake

  • I had no problems with crumbliness – over here butter gets to room temperature 30 degrees centigrade very quickly – and I popped them into the freezer for one hour instead of refridgerating for 3 as it was 10.30pm and my husband HAD to have one before he went to sleep.

    in which world peace eludes me | smitten kitchen

  • I had no problem with the crumbliness while making the logs, but the discs did break a lot of times while slicing.

    in which world peace eludes me | smitten kitchen

  • The whole essence of shortcake is the dichotomy of sweet berry playing against the plain savoriness, even slightly acrid crumbliness of the bisquit.

    Paisano: Strawberry Shortcake

  • This new robot at biscuit brand McVitie's laboratory in Buckinghamshire is tasked with testing the crumbliness of cookies.

    Boing Boing: March 6, 2005 - March 12, 2005 Archives

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